Jhonny Peralta RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cards close to signing shortstop Peralta

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Cardinals are close to finalizing a multiyear deal with free-agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta, several sources have confirmed Sunday morning. The club has not commented on the deal. It is team policy to wait until the player passes a physical to acknowledge the deal. The agreement with..." November 24

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Free agent Jhonny Peralta closing in on a deal with #STLcards, source confirms.

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Peralta has been asking in the 4-yr $56M range to as much as $75M for 5. #Mets #Yankees interested, but not at those prices. Will they fall?

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Yankees expressing interest in free agent Jhonny Peralta, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSportsLive

  • Mets secretly meet with shortstop Jhonny Peralta

    CBSSports.com "The Mets clandestinely met with free-agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta, according to league sources. No Mets person would admit there was a meeting with Peralta, but sources on other teams said he did meet with them. Peralta was spotted in town. While it is very rare for players to attend the..." November 14

  • Tigers make no qualifying offers to eight in-house FAs

    Oakland Press "The deadline to extend qualifying offers to impending free agents was 5 p.m. Monday. As general manager Dave Dombrowski indicated Sunday, the Tigers did not make qualifying offers — set at $14.1 million this year — to any of their eight in-house free agents, making them free to negotiate with any..." November 04

  • Detroit Tigers will pursue a closer, 'highly unlikely' to bring back Jhonny Peralta

    Detroit Free Press "When he was the Tigers’ catcher, Brad Ausmus said he would develop some gray hair during the season from the stress of catching. Then, he said, that gray would transition back to black in the stress-free off-season. After Ausmus was named Tigers manager Sunday, president and general manager..." November 04

  • Jhonny Peralta wants to remain with Tigers, willing to play LF

    SB Nation "Peralta played left field at the end of the season after spending his entire career in the infield. Soon-to-be free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta would like to come back to the Tigers and may be willing to play left field to do so reports the Detroit Free Press. Peralta has spent the..." October 20

  • Tigers star Jhonny Peralta has served his MLB ban and has every right to be playing

    New York Daily News "When it comes to second chances the performance-enhancing drug culture in baseball may be changing. Or is it? A year ago the San Francisco Giants made the decision not to add Melky Cabrera to their roster for the postseason after the outfielder served his 50-game suspension for using..." October 15

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Jhonny Petalta starting at shortstop.

  • Jhonny Peralta to start for Tigers in left field today

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers veteran Jhonny Peralta will start in left field for Game 3 of the American League Division Series manager Jim Leyland said today. Peralta hasn't played in a meaningful game since he accepted a 50-game suspension in early August related to the Biogenesis investigation. Peralta..." October 07

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Jhonny Peralta will start in LF tonight. He'll play LF part of all three games in Miami.

  • Jhonny Peralta expects to play in left field when he rejoins Tigers for final three games

    Michigan Live "Despite a recent injury to shortstop Jose Iglesias this past week the Detroit Tigers haven't changed their plans. When suspended infielder Jhonny Peralta rejoins the Tigers in Miami on Friday he still expects to see most his playing time in left field -- not at shortstop. Peralta wrapped up..." September 27

  • Jhonny Peralta rejoining Tigers on Friday -- as a left fielder

    Detroit News "They need his power in the bottom half of the lineup. They need his bat. So the Tigers are bringing Jhonny Peralta back for the final three games of the season and probably for the postseason as well. But they’re bringing him back as a left-fielder not as a shortstop. Creating roster room..." September 26

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Peralta will be activated Friday Dombrowski announces. Danny Worth to 60-day DL.

  • Suspended infielder Jhonny Peralta could solve Detroit Tigers' glaring weakness in left field

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers have an everyday shortstop. His name is Jose Iglesias. What they don't have right now is an everyday left fielder. But that could change. Tigers manager Jim Leyland re-emphasized Monday that suspended infielder Jhonny Peralta will not return as the primary shortstop if he..." September 17

  • Jhonny Peralta likely to rejoin Detroit Tigers for final series

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers suspended infielder Jhonny Peralta is likely to rejoin the team for its final regular-season series in Miami later this month. The Tigers haven't made it official but manager Jim Leyland said he "assumes" Peralta will rejoin the team when he has completed serving his 50-game..." September 16

  • Tigers suspended infielder Jhonny Peralta changes agents, leaves ACES agency

    Michigan Live "With free agency looming Detroit Tigers suspended infielder Jhonny Peralta has cut ties with the ACES agency and will now be represented by the SFX agency. The change in representation was believed to have been made in the last month after Peralta was issued a 50-game suspension for a violation..." September 13

  • Jhonny Peralta rejoining Tigers for workouts Wednesday; future still uncertain

    Detroit News "They’ve still not decided if they’ll activate him. But the Tigers will bring Jhonny Peralta their suspended shortstop back to begin pregame workouts starting Wednesday. Peralta will be eligible to work out every day wherever the Tigers are until the gates of the stadium open. Before his..." September 11

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Jhonny Peralta returning to #Tigers tomorrow to start workouts with team Dave Dombrowski said. No decision yet whether to activate him.

  • The Tigers haven’t made a decision on Jhonny Peralta’s playoff status

    Hardball Talk "While the Rangers are prepared to welcome Nelson Cruz back for the playoffs after his completes his 50-game suspension for his involvement with Biogenesis the Tigers aren’t ready to say the same for Jhonny Peralta. According to Chris Iott of MLive.com Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski..." August 31

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    Pedro Gomez @pedrogomezESPN

    Heard from a pair of reliable sources that it's highly unlikely Nelson Cruz (Rangers) and Jhonny Peralta (Tigers) appear in the postseason.

  • It's shame Tigers' Jhonny Peralta believed he needed artificial help

    Detroit News "What an exercise in elasticity it was to talk about Jhonny Peralta these past three years. You had to stretch and twist and contort to satisfactorily explain the contradictory nature of his performance as one of the most important Tigers in manager Jim Leyland’s lineup. On one hand he was..." August 06

  • Tigers' Peralta owns up to steroids 'mistake' as Yankees' A-Rod fights on

    Detroit News "Jhonny Peralta only had a bit part in this morality play. A non-speaking part in the end. And Monday as Major League Baseball raised the curtain on the latest tour de force in commissioner Bud Selig’s anti-doping fight — another sordid chapter to baseball’s so-called Steroid Era — the Tigers’..." August 06

  • Other players ready to accept suspensions, but A-Rod fights on

    Yahoo! Sports "The vast majority of players implicated in the Biogenesis investigation plan on accepting suspensions of at least 50 games major league sources told Yahoo! Sports with a notable exception: New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez continues to hold out in spite of threats from Major League Baseball to..." July 31

  • MLB: A-Rod and eight others to be suspended this week

    New York Daily News "Major League Baseball officials told union leaders during a meeting at the Players Association’s midtown Manhattan offices on Tuesday that they plan to suspend Alex Rodriguez and eight other players who allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs from a South Florida anti-aging clinic. Most..." July 31

  • Tigers' Jhonny Peralta among MLB players targeted in doping scandal

    Detroit Free Press "Major League Baseball has been informed by Tony Bosch, head of the South Florida wellness clinic, that he will testify about his relationship with performance-enhancing drugs and dozens of baseball players, a move that could lead to suspensions for Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and other notable..." June 05

  • Shortstop Jhonny Peralta continues to post impressive offensive numbers

    Michigan Live "Our weekly look at the Detroit Tigers: Who's hot: Jhonny Peralta is having an excellent season offensively and has been especially good lately. He is hitting .370 (20-for-54) with eight RBIs and seven runs scored in his past 13 games despite striking out 14 times during that stretch. Peralta..." June 03

  • Peralta's 4 hits, Verlander's quality start lift Tigers to 5-4 win over Pirates

    Detroit Free Press "Not too bad this time, Justin Verlander. The Detroit Tigers ace posted his first quality start in his past four outings, giving up just three runs in seven innings while striking out 13, as the Detroit Tigers open their 2-game home series vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 6-5 win on Memorial..." May 28

  • Tigers' Jhonny Peralta won't talk about reported link to Biogenesis

    Detroit News "It was fully expected he would have no comment — and he didn't. Addressing one of the largest media crowds ever around his locker, all because of SI.com's story last week that involved him in the mire of baseball's performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) situation, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta..." February 14

  • Peralta talks weight, declines comment on Bosch report

    MLB.com "Jhonny Peralta opted to let last week’s statement from his attorney stand in regards to the SI.com report from earlier this month that his name was found in the records of Anthony Bosch and the Biogenesis clinic in Miami. “I don’t have any comment for that,” Peralta said Wednesday afternoon. “I..." February 13

  • Tigers' Jhonny Peralta denies PED use after name reportedly found in clinic records

    Detroit News "The slow and steady leak of names tied to a Miami-area clinic associated with performance-enhancing drugs finally has hit home. According to a report Wednesday night by Sports Illustrated, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta's name appears in files maintained by Tony Bosch, who ran the Biogenesis..." February 07

  • The Tigers are just fine with Peralta at shortstop

    Bless You Boys "When the Tigers acquired Jhonny Peralta from the Indians at the trade deadline during the 2010 season, they weren’t asking for much in return for their former all star shortstop. In fact, Cleveland agreed to pay Peralta’s salary for the remainder of the season, less a pro-rated share of the major..." February 06

  • After offseason of trade rumors, Tigers GM raves about Jhonny Peralta

    Detroit News "The Tigers talked to Stephen Drew's agent, and they inquired about the Orioles' willingness to part with J.J. Hardy. All the while, Jhonny Peralta was rumored to be on the shopping block. But you'd never have guessed that with the way Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski raved about his..." February 06

  • Jhonny Peralta's name found in records of doctor linked to PED scandal

    SI.com "Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta is named in the records of Tony Bosch, the director of the Biogenesis wellness clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., that is the target of an MLB investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, according to sources familiar with the records. Peralta brings to 12..." February 06